updated 08:10 pm EST, Tue February 12, 2008
FileMaker 9 Cert.
In brief: A review of the Considerable Embarrassment laptop bag has been posted, FileMaker 9 Certification is now available, 32GB RAM upgrades for the Xserve have been announced, a PDFpen tutorial has been posted and Woz will headline a Solar plant dedication ... We have posted a review of the Considerable Embarrassment laptop bag. The case has casual curves, and comes in professional looking black, gray, and brown, or whimsical red, green, or blue. The stitching that holds the 900D nylon shell and 420D ripstop nylon lining is excellent. We have not found a loose thread or separating seam since I started using it six months ago. Two clasps keep the bag lid shut, and are backed up by two large Velcro pads. This efficient design thwarts sneaky hands because the clasps make a clicking and sliding sound when released, and the Velcro produces a loud pseudo-tearing sound when opened. At the same time, the two mechanisms allow you easy access to the large inside pockets.
FileMaker 9 Certification Now Available
FileMaker Inc has announced the immediate availability of certification testing for the FileMaker 9 product line. FileMaker 9 Certification helps developers gain recognition as a database industry expert. In addition to receiving a FileMaker 9 Certified Developer certificate, those who pass the test may use the FileMaker Certified Developer logo on business cards and marketing collateral. Members of the FileMaker Business Alliance who receive certification are listed as certified developers on the FileMaker website.
32GB RAM for Xserve announced
Other World Computing (OWC) has announced availability of memory upgrades of up to 32GB for Apple's latest 2008 Xserve Quad Core 2.8GHz, Quad Core x two 2.8GHz and 3.0GHz models. Matched sets of up to 8 modules (4 pairs) up to the maximum of 32GB are available to add memory to the Xserve in increments of 1.0GB, 2.0GB, 4.0GB, and 8.0GB per pair of CMTL Server certified memory. Enterprise users of the Apple Xserve can now upgrade using 2GB based kits of top quality memory for as low as $53.75 per GB, or a full 16GB of memory for $860.
PDFpen tutorial posted
SmileOnMyMac has released a six-part video tutorial for PDFpen, its award-winning PDF editing tool. Produced by Don McAllister of ScreenCastsOnline, the tutorial demonstrates how to edit PDF text and images, add signatures, rearrange PDF pages, combine PDF documents, and fill out different types of PDF forms. PDFpen allows users to replace text in original PDF with editable text blocks, move, resize, copy and delete images in original PDF and more.
Woz to headline Solar plant dedication
Steve Wozniak, co-Founder of Apple, will headline the dedication of ACCIONA's Nevada Solar One, the 400-acre, 64 MW plant, which is providing clean energy to more than 14,000 homes in Nevada. Officials state " With global warming and unstable oil and gas markets, the need for clean, predictable and commercially viable energy is at an all-time-high. Constructed on a lifetime of research and development, Nevada Solar One showcases Acciona's revolutionary concentrating solar power technology and helps to make Nevada the largest per capita producer of solar power in the country." The dedication takes place on Friday, February 22nd in Boulder City, NV.